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An algorithm outlined in the Government consultation document suggests more housing could be earmarked for rural than urban areas, mainly in London and the South East.
The algorithm has been analysed by housing consultancy Lichfield and applied to each English local authority area and region.
The annual increase on current targets would be 25 percent in the West Midlands and 57 percent in the South East, while the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humberside would all have lower number of homes built than the current planned average for the past three years.
The paper reports that the aim of the new targets was to ‘level up’ in areas with low delivery but noted that the new method still continues to concentrate growth in London.
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